MD Anderson Cancer Center Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Mammography Technologyst

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    Current Employee - Mammography Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mammography Technologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like jobs of breast cancer for 10 years in Spain.

    Cons

    I from Spain and I learning speak English, this is my problem for made an exam by certification ARRT-M.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy jobbing Mammography Technologyst of breast cancer.


  2. Love this place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center part-time

    Pros

    This a real family oriented place. They care about you and everyone is nice here. The people can be sometimes standoffish but it may mean that they're really busy

    Cons

    The fact that full time workers do not have to opportunity to work over time. They have a strict clock in and clock out regimen.

    Advice to Management

    Try making it easier for people to get around besides the sky bridge area. There can be other mobile ways to transport people.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Challenging work environment with limited growth

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Multi cultural Good teamwork Great employee resources/training Excellent benefits (medical is free - dental/vision $40 roughly per month) Employee perks

    Cons

    Limited growth: many assistants train or perform senior or exclusive assistant roles with no salary/title change. Most coworkers haven't been promoted in over five years. High turn over. Hard to switch into a different field. Coworkers lack education (only one of two with college education) Coworkers tend to be a little more rough around the edges


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  5. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place, fighting for a wonderful cause!

    Cons

    The good outweighs the ugly


  6. Research associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, interesting people, good learning enviornment.

    Cons

    Long hours, primary lab heads should have to take people management training.

    Advice to Management

    Develop guidelines to be more applicable to specific departments, such as research, nursing, management, teaching, etc. rather than everyone being treated the same.


  7. Worthwhile mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mission of "Making Cancer History" and the "Moon Shot" research projects are easy to get behind, but its the patients who are truly inspiring and who make it worth getting up and going to work every day.

    Cons

    Ivory tower leadership can be elitist and there are a lot of political wars that do nothing but slow the already-slow process of getting things done through the UT System. Also, negotiate the salary you want going in, because raises are miniscule along the way, also thanks to UT.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and focus on the mission, not politics.


  8. experienced Phlebotomist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to work with so many great patients and staff

    Cons

    Not enough positions available for work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great Work!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work but....

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Channelview, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical insurance is paid for; PTO is given at the end of every month; Department is really good about work/life balance

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking; It is mandatory for you to contribute to TRS; Unable to use PTO within the first six months; Unable to change department for a year; Pay is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Try offering something to the people that choose to pay for parking. It is not cheap! Also, when you put people in management positions, please make sure that they don't run your entire staff away.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to gain experience, moving up is difficult.

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    Current Employee - Research in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MD Anderson Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MD Anderson can be a great place to work. They do have one of the best benefit packages out of my entire work history compared to other healthcare institutions in the medical center, and in the long run those benefits can really be quite the advantage for their employees. They do have positions galore to TRY and move into or possibly be promoted to. Depending what department you work in; your work schedule can be flexible.

    Cons

    Although MD Anderson has many positions to move into, well good luck trying to land one. The positions posted in their internal employee site are either already reserved for someone else in that current department or you have to know someone really well to get into that position. Other than that, you'll spend months applying to positions with no call of an interview. The pay for the positions can also be better. Some of the requirements are quite out of this world for the pay. You have people with BS, Masters, and MD degrees only making mid 50's a year, yet the work load and expectencies can be very much stressful. Directors also need to get a hold of their Managers. Some Managers really don't need to be in that management position but the directors of the department tend to play the blind eye, sort of a out of sight out of mind thing. Directors tend to promise and assure people that things are going to get better and what not, yet months down the line it's the same negative situation reappearing with managers.


  11. MD Anderson

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the pay and benefits are great, and lots of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    The institution is trying to do more with less, people are overworked. There is no work life balance.



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